A Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792. With the discoveries made in the South-Sea; and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck and famine, in a voyage of eleven hundred miles in open boats, between Endeavour Straits and the island of Timor…. George HAMILTON.
A Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792. With the discoveries made in the South-Sea; and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck and famine, in a voyage of eleven hundred miles in open boats, between Endeavour Straits and the island of Timor…
A Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792. With the discoveries made in the South-Sea; and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck and famine, in a voyage of eleven hundred miles in open boats, between Endeavour Straits and the island of Timor…
A Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792. With the discoveries made in the South-Sea; and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck and famine, in a voyage of eleven hundred miles in open boats, between Endeavour Straits and the island of Timor…
A Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792. With the discoveries made in the South-Sea; and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck and famine, in a voyage of eleven hundred miles in open boats, between Endeavour Straits and the island of Timor…
A Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792. With the discoveries made in the South-Sea; and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck and famine, in a voyage of eleven hundred miles in open boats, between Endeavour Straits and the island of Timor…

A Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora.
A Voyage round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora. Performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792. With the discoveries made in the South-Sea; and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck and famine, in a voyage of eleven hundred miles in open boats, between Endeavour Straits and the island of Timor…

Berwick and London: W. Phorson, B. Law and Son, 1793.

Octavo, with an engraved frontispiece portrait of the author; untrimmed; in modern calf, gilt, in a matching half calf box.

The Bounty mutineers wrecked in the Endeavour Strait

First edition: the only published account of the voyage of the Pandora, the vessel dispatched from England in 1790 to arrest the mutinous crew of Bligh's Bounty. The narrative is by the affable and amusing George Hamilton, ship's surgeon on the Pandora, whose hair-raising tale of punishment and shipwreck is a classic of eighteenth-century voyage accounts. After sailing for some time in the South Pacific, Captain Edward Edwards of the Pandora decided to sail for England with the 14 mutineers he had captured in Tahiti all held in horrendous conditions in the "Box", a cage specially mounted on the deck of the ship. While navigating in Endeavour Strait the vessel struck a reef and foundered (ironically, Bligh himself had questioned Captain Edwards' competency in navigating these difficult waters). Left to drown, ten of the mutineers managed to survive only though the kindness of the master-of-arms, who dropped the keys to them in the last moments.

First edition: the only published account of the voyage of the Pandora, the vessel dispatched from England in 1790 to arrest the mutinous crew of Bligh's Bounty. The narrative is by the affable and amusing George Hamilton, ship's surgeon on the Pandora, whose hair-raising tale of punishment and shipwreck is a classic of eighteenth-century voyage accounts. After sailing for some time in the South Pacific, Captain Edward Edwards of the Pandora decided to sail for England with the 14 mutineers he had captured in Tahiti all held in horrendous conditions in the "Box", a cage specially mounted on the deck of the ship. While navigating in Endeavour Strait the vessel struck a reef and foundered (ironically, Bligh himself had questioned Captain Edwards' competency in navigating these difficult waters). Left to drown, ten of the mutineers managed to survive only though the kindness of the master-of-arms, who dropped the keys to them in the last moments.

Much like Bligh before them, an appalling voyage to Timor in the longboats followed, with the survivors eventually returned to England where the mutineers faced court martial. Captain Edwards was exonerated for the loss of the Pandora while Fletcher Christian and the remaining mutineers remained undiscovered on Pitcairn Island.

This is now a very scarce book on the market. It was republished as a facsimile in the Australian Maritime Series in 1998.

Hill, 766; James Ford Bell, H24; Kroepelien, 507; O'Reilly-Reitman, 606.

Price (AUD): $15,000.00  other currencies Ref: #4503907

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